What should you expect before Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery or blepharoplasty can address loose upper eyelid skin, under eye bags, and wrinkles and fine lines around the eyelids by removing excess fat and skin. The patient should be adequately prepared for blepharoplasty to attain safe and successful outcomes.
The surgeon will provide the patient with guidelines on preparing for the eyelid plastic surgery during the pre-op consultation. Well-prepared patients feel more confident and reassured about the procedure as well as attain higher levels of satisfaction and undergo a shorter recovery period.
Muse Plastic Surgery, led by committed double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides eyelid lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations in The Peach State.
Educating the Patient
The surgeon will provide the patient with information on various blepharoplasty surgery techniques. The patient should unhesitatingly ask the surgeon questions or express concerns about the eyelid lift surgery or the surgeon’s background. The surgeon will answer the patient’s questions transparently and comprehensively.
Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones will take the time to clear the patient’s doubts and help them make an informed choice about eyelid surgery.
The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical records, eye anatomy, skin laxity in the upper and lower lids, eyebrows, and forehead area, and skin type and tone during the pre-operative consultation.
They will also look for indications of any infections in the eye area. The patient should also openly disclose to the surgeon if they have any pre-existing health conditions.
The patient should reveal to the surgeon if they have received any eye surgery in the past, including LASIK, or have experienced any major eye conditions. They should also disclose any prescription and non-prescription drugs that they currently use and lifestyle behaviors such as drinking and smoking.
Pre- and Post-Op Care Instructions
The surgeon or their staff will provide the patient with comprehensive instructions for the eyelid lift surgery. Patients who work should budget for one week of leave from the workplace from the scheduled date of surgery while non-working patients should also plan social engagements after one week following the surgery.
The patient should ask a responsible person to drive them home after the eyelid surgery as well as arrange for aftercare if necessary.
Avoid Smoking and Certain Medications
If the patient smokes, the surgeon will require them to stop smoking for a specific duration before and after the surgery. Furthermore, they may ask the patient to stop the use of blood thinners such as NSAIDs and aspirin or certain herbal supplements or vitamin E. They may also alter the prescription medication schedule in consultation with the prescribing physician.
Practical Arrangements before Surgery
The patient should arrange for aftercare for the first few days of the recovery phase after the procedure if required. They should also finish any pressing home or work-related chores in advance to enjoy a stress-free recovery.
Certain patients also prepare a recovery kit at home containing essential items that the patient may need during the early recovery phase, such as:
- Extra pillows
- Loose fitting, front-open clothes
- Prescription meds and antibiotics
- Gauze bandages
- OTC medicines
Famous plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and other cities and towns in this area of the nation for blepharoplasty.See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the face, nose, body, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.